Survivor Zero – First Look at Episode 7
SUMMARY: Watch an exclusive sneak peek of the latest Helix episode! During ‘Day 7’, Ilaria’s CEO Constance Sutton (Jeri Ryan) arrives to help with finding an antidote.
Episode 6 – Inside Helix
SUMMARY: The cast of Helix share their behind-the-scenes stories from last week’s episode.
The White Room – First Look at Episode 5
SUMMARY: Watch an exclusive sneak peek of the latest Helix episode! The outfall of a scientist’s death puts Balleseros at risk while Hatake makes a huge revelation.
Episode 4 – Inside Helix
SUMMARY: Catherine Lemieux (Dr. Doreen Boyle) gives us a dramatic summary of last week’s episode. Poor, Dr. Boyle.
After a surprise attack on Earth leaves over seven million people dead, Captain Jonathan archer (Scott Bakula) and the crew of the Enterprise swear to find those responsible – the Xindi. Taking off into the uncharted region known as the Delphic Expanse, the crew of the Enterprise must hunt down the Xindi and stop them from enacting their ultimate plan: the total destruction of humanity. Along the way, they travel to the year 2004 to prevent a bioweapon attack, fend off the mysterious Sphere-Builders, and even meet their own descendants due to a wormhole mishap – all leading up to a desperate race back to Earth to prevent its destruction.
Season 3 of Enterprise introduced the much-disputed Xindi storyline. Some loved it. Some hated it. Personally, I enjoyed it at first, but thought it dragged on way too long. The Xindi themselves were a fascinating set of races to learn about – so many diverse aliens that came from one planet – who became unique villains.
Standout episodes were: “North Star” when the Enterprise discover a Human settlement in the Delphic Expanse that seems to be stuck in the Old West. “Similitude” – when Trip is injured and falls into a coma, a clone is created as a last ditch effort to save him. “Carpenter Street” – when the crew travels back to 2004 to stop a Xindi attack. But the vast majority of the season is spent on the Xindi and their superweapon. I actually missed several of these episodes when it was originally on air. So it was nice to go back and catch up. Though, it still felt like the Xindi storyline went on too long. I prefer the standalone episodes of the earlier series. But I still enjoy and appreciate this cast and their chemistry. The good outweighed the negative aspects of the show. So, I gladly watch it again and again. This blu ray edition offers a variety of special features detailed below. I’m a sucker for outtakes and deleted scenes. And I enjoyed the Archival Mission Logs for Connor Trinneer and the Xindi Saga begins. A couple of the featurettes are in HD as well.
Archival Mission Logs:
– The Xindi Saga Begins
– Enterprise Moments: Season 3
– Enterprise Profile: Connor Trinneer
– A Day In The Life of A Director: Roxann Dawson
– Behind the Camera: Marvin Rush
– Enterprise Secrets
– Photo Gallery
– NX-01 Files 7, 8, 9
In A Time of War (HD)
Temporal Cold War: Declassified (HD)
Synopsis: Crossing Lines is NBC’s new action-packed global crime drama. The series taps into a unit mandated by the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate cross-border crimes and ultimately bring global criminals to justice. “Crossing Lines” is set in the world’s most exotic locales, where an elite team of eager cops work to solve the most notorious international crimes.
Through globalization, many countries have been opened and barriers removed to ensure easy trade, travel and cultural diversity. However, this openness has given opportunities to criminals looking to exploit the system and ultimately threaten our global safety. As Europe has become a “safe house” for criminals eluding law enforcers, a special kind of law enforcement team is needed to handle specific ongoing crimes on a global level. “Crossing Lines” is the story of one such team, made up of five international cops, headed by Captain Daniel. The team – comprised of individuals who have little in common – must learn to live and work under the most dangerous and potentially deadly conditions. Housed in an unused storage section underneath the ICC, this mismatched team faces bureaucratic, jurisdictional and cultural obstacles while traversing continents in pursuit of justice.
William Fichtner plays Carl Hickman, a former New York cop and a brilliant detective. Marc Lavoine is Louis Daniels, the head of this new team of international cops based in Europe. Donald Sutherland plays Michel Dorn, an inspector in the International Criminal Court and confidant of Daniels. And the rest of the team consists of German policeman Sebastian Berger (Tom Wlaschiha), Italian Europol sergeant Gabriella Pession (Eva Vittoria), Irish detective Tommy McConnel (Richard Flood), and French detective Anne-Marie San (Moon Dailly). The characters slowly develop throughout the season. Thankfully, Hickman gets most of the focus as his character is the most interesting and complex. But the others have their dark sides and secrets as well. The cast and their chemistry is what first drew me in to this series. There are a lot of crime dramas on TV, but this quickly became my favorite. For those, like me, who enjoy science fiction, there’s even a tech guy (Berger) with gadgets that are futuristic and unique.
Crossing Lines was a surprising and fantastic new series that shouldn’t be missed. Based in Europe, this diverse team gets to travel across borders to hunt dangerous criminals. The stories are gritty and intense. And with only 10 episodes in the first season, it’s over too quickly. Unfortunately, it aired this summer and no one I talked to had ever heard of it. The marketing was terrible here in the US. Thankfully, it was more popular overseas and is picked up for another season. Though there is no news when/if NBC will air it here in the States.